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Overview

Best London Food Tour

Enjoying a day at the pub during your London food tour.Our one-of-a-kind London food tour will take you on a selection of excursions showcasing the best of English gastronomy. You will be granted exclusive access to some of London’s finest producers, outlets, and suppliers, and you will learn about the cultural history surrounding England’s unique culinary traditions. 

London’s diverse cultural history lends itself to the delicious multi-ethnic culinary traditions that are the city’s trademark. Engage with a diverse selection of street food at the Borough Market, learning about the rich heritage surrounding the market’s history. 

The very landscape of London is a monument to British history, packed with  buildings dating back as far as the Roman Empire. The markets and cobbled drives will transport you to a period of the city’s past which feels more adjacent to a Charles Dickens novel than anything you’ve encountered in real life. You will be able to experience the unique thrust and flow of the bustling London streets firsthand, all under the tutelage of a practiced guide.

Our best London Food Tour will include cultural excursions and sightseeing, while also allowing you time to explore on your own during your visit. Take a ride on the underground or simply wander the sprawling streets to your heart’s content. A cooking class featuring local delicacies will leave you inspired to recreate your favorite dishes once you return home. London is a cultural melting pot filled to the brim with popular attractions, unique restaurants, and fabulous experiences to last a lifetime. 


English Cooking Vacation Trip Details

Your London cooking vacation will include visits to a gastronomic market and various producers. Enjoy 4 nights accommodation at a luxury hotel, fabulous walking tours, and other excursions such as:

  • Visit to a Gin Distillery
  • Tour of Middle Temple
  • Visit to a sparkling wine producer with tasting

Itinerary

Scotch eggs are a delicious UK delicacy comprised of a hard boiled egg wrapped in sausage, coated in breadcrumbs, and deep fried.Day One

  • Arrive in London and transfer to your centrally located hotel.
  • Enjoy a private evening tour of London’s Borough Market, south of the Thames by London Bridge. Taste a bounty of treats, including exceptional charcuterie, many fine cheeses, fresh oysters and scallops, hot street snacks, fine chocolate, Sicilian cannoli, and much more, whilst hearing the stories behind these fabulous artisanal foods.
  • Overnight.

Enjoy wine tastings with a pairing menu of local charcuterie.Day Two

  • Breakfast at your hotel.
  • Head into the country today. Surrey has fine producers and beautiful countryside. Begin your day with a visit to a stunning Gin Distillery. Enjoy a tour, a history of gin and try various products, including Navy Strength Gin – and discover why it’s called Navy Gin!
  • Afterwards, you’ll be ready for your visit to an award winning English Sparkling Wine producer, enjoying local cheeses and charcuterie.
  • Finish the day with dinner in one of England’s finest country pubs in The Surrey Hills (Cost of dinner paid locally).
  • Overnight.

Entree with sides from your lesson at an English Cooking School.Day Three

  • Breakfast at your hotel. 
  • Today is about sourcing and preparing your own food with a market tour and cookery class.
  • Take a guided tour of the superb Portobello Road and surrounding Notting Hill area. Taste authentic Italian and Spanish treats such as fine hams, cheeses, olives, wine and samples from artisan market stalls. Unearth culinary treasures, including exotic spices, luxurious sweet treats, chocolate, cookbooks, tableware, and much more.
  • This afternoon you will take a Cookery Class at a cooking school in Wandsworth, where we can design your own speciality class, with expert chefs in a state-of-the-art kitchen. Some of your options include learning to make the legendary Beef Wellington from scratch (advanced class) or preparing the classic Fish & Chips with Mushy Peas (not traditional garden peas but marrowfat peas). Or you may want to focus on baking, and learn to make a classic Afternoon Tea with scones, jam and clotted cream, and Battenburg Cake. (Additional cooking classes are available on request).
  • Evening at leisure
  • Dinner on your own, overnight. 

The dining room of Middle Temple.Day Four

  • Breakfast at the hotel, morning at leisure.
  • At 12pm enjoy a visit to the historic and awe-inspiring buildings of Middle Temple . You will feel as though you are going back in time as you walk down cobbled lanes flanked with gas street lamps towards one of the finest Elizabethan Halls in the country.
  • The tour will take you into Middle Temple Hall with its magnificent double-hammer beam roof which was completed in 1573. Generations of royalty have all dined on our 29ft oak High Table – reputedly a gift from Elizabeth I herself. Sir Walter Raleigh and Sir Francis Drake have been known to dine in the Hall. It is also said that the first-recorded performance of Twelfth Night took place in the Hall in 1602.
  • Enjoy lunch in one of London‘s Inns of Court during the visit.
  • Rest of your afternoon at leisure
  • This evening, visit Dishoom, for an amazing curry (Britain‘s favorite food). Dishoom at Kings Cross is a truly stunning Bombay style cafe with incredible food (Cost of dinner paid locally).

Visiting Tower Bridge in London.Day Five

  • Breakfast and transfer to the airport. (If you would like to add extra nights, that can easily be arranged for you.)

 


London Food Tour Details

Included in the 4-Night Trip to England

Accommodations

4 Nights accommodation at a 4 or 5 * Hotel in central London.

Food & Beverages

  • Daily breakfast
  • 2 lunches

Classes & Instructors

Your cooking class on your culinary vacation in England will take place at a local cooking school offering a selection of classes you can choose from. You will cook a full dinner menu that includes a main course, side dishes, and dessert.

This cooking class will be a fully interactive and inclusive culinary experience, carefully organized and curated to your specifications. When you arrive for class, you will be given a glass of wine before joining the chef for a full demonstration of the menu. Afterward, get hands on experience in the kitchen under the guidance of your instructor, all the while enjoying a full glass of wine.

Following your class, you will enjoy the fruits of your labor together, paired with the still flowing wine.

Excursions

  • Evening tour of London’s Borough Market
  • Visit to a Gin Distillery
  • Tour of Middle Temple
  • Visit to a sparkling wine producer with tasting

Transfer Details

-Includes private transfers to and from the airport to your accommodations.

Plan to arrive a day early or in the morning or afternoon of your tour’s start date so as not to miss any programming.

Accommodation Information

Sample hotels, please inquire with dates for availability:

Hotel Indigo Leicester Square

This intimate and beautiful boutique hotel will make your stay in England as comfortable as possible. Constructed to match the 1920’s glamor of its surroundings, Hotel Indigo London – 1 Leicester Square is an art deco haven constructed from glass-and-marble. Our unique rooms are decorated with framed scripts, spot lit with stage lights hanging from above . Find a moment of stillness in our spa bathrooms and sleep peacefully behind plush velvet curtains reminiscent of the stage. Super fast WiFi allows you to stay connected in any time zone, instantaneously. Enjoy a hearty and delicious breakfast in the morning at the Rooftop Bar, which overlooks London’s stunning skyline. Step outside to Leicester Square, and find yourself at world-famous cinemas attending red-carpet premieres. You could  enjoy a meal at one of London’s finest restaurants before seeing a spectacular show in the West End. 

The Royal Garden Hotel

This gorgeous and centrally located 5 star hotel will serve as your home away from home during your London stay. Enjoy intimate touches and refined luxury in your fully equipped room with a view. Decorated with an assortment of modern and classical pieces, the hotel boasts an attractive interior characterized by gentle overhead lighting and dark accents. The hotel offers several excellent dining options, but you can also step outside into the center of Kensington and find numerous excellent pubs and restaurants within walking distance.

English Culinary Vacation Pricing & Tour Dates 2024 - 2025

Find pricing and dates for our culinary vacation in London below, and contact us for availability or to start planning your trip.



2024 Sample* Pricing:

(for a minimum of 4 people)

4-Night English Cooking Vacations

US$2960 per person based on double occupancy

  • Add US$600 per person to upgrade to 5* Hotel

Pricing can vary by season and days of the week – please inquire with dates! 

30% deposit due to confirm booking.

Balance payment due 60 days prior to tour start date. Questions? Please contact us!


London Food Tour 2024 Dates

Our London Cooking vacation is available year round for a minimum of four people.

Please inquire for availability.

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Enjoying high tea on a London food tour.

Explore the flavors of the English kitchen during our London food tours.

Our cooking classes and food tours will afford you the opportunity to take full advantage of the flavors and culture of this award-winning travel destination.

Contact us today to plan your deluxe English cooking vacation and experience the trip of your dreams!

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